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How did you configure you GW-M5610-1 or watches with similar modules?

This is mine....

Daylight Saving:
auto (don't feel like doing it manually)

Hourly Signal: off (don't need saves battery)
Alarms: off (don't need and saves battery)
Button Beep: off (don't need saves battery)
Auto Mutliband Sync: on (prefer to have high accuracy and not have to do manual sync)
Power Savings Mode: off (I sleep with the watch on, so its sort of moving around all the time)
Auto Back Light: off (I sleep with the watch on, and don't want the battery drained due to wrist movement during sleep)
Snooze: off (Don't need it)

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Daylight Saving:
auto

Hourly Signal: off until I put it on, then on
Alarms: sometimes on for morning (have phone as backup alarm), 5:27pm (3 min before work is over)
Button Beep: on
Auto Mutliband Sync: on
Power Savings Mode: on
Auto Back Light: off (unless I'm going for a walk at night)
Snooze: off
World time: TYO
12/24 timekeeping: 12

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World time.
12/24 timekeeping.
 

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Daylight Saving: auto
Hourly Signal: depends
Alarms: depends
Button Beep: off
Auto Mutliband Sync: on
Power Savings Mode: on
Auto Back Light: on
Snooze: off
 

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You want to have your Power Save on. It helps conserve power.
LCD's don't use THAT much power, so it's probably not saving THAT much. There are plenty of cases around here of people putting their old, slightly damaged screw-back 5600C's in a drawer and finding it ten or more years later, still running.

And as always, on an atomic watch, why worry about the battery? That's what the solar panel is for!

The GW-6900 manual claims that it should last nine months from a full charge (before going almost dead) under their ideal test circumstances, including Power Saving turned on, but using the backlight [ bottom of page 6 ] -- I've gotten the same amount of time out of mine under similar circumstances without using the backlight, WITH the hourly chime turned on, and Power Saving turned OFF.


As far as the original question, it applies equally to most every solar/atomic model, since they all have the same options!

All 14 (?) of mine are set to:

Daylight Saving: AUTO (If someone lives within range of a transmitter, why would they WANT to do it manually?!)
Hourly Signal: ON (I don't CARE about saving the battery -- it's got a solar panel to recharge it!)
Alarms, including snooze: OFF (I don't use them very often. )
Button Beep: ON(If the battery meter ever drops to "M" I'll put it in the sun to charge -- I've NEVER had one drop to "low.")
Auto Mutliband Sync: ON (If someone lives within range of a transmitter, that's what the feature is FOR. It doesn't use that much battery power anyhow.)
Power Savings Mode: OFF (I'm a night owl, and I hate having to "wake" my watch in a dark room in front of the TV or computer.)
Auto Back Light: OFF (Even though I don't care about running the battery down, I don't want the light coming on randomly. If I need to see the time in the dark, I can press the button.)
 

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I don't want it to discharge faster than it charges...
It won't, unless you a) never go outdoors AND ALSO b) use the light button non-stop every night for several hours.

As I've said many times before, some of my solar watches that I don't wear very often last six or nine MONTHS on "high" without seeing the sun. When they drop to "medium" I put them outside in the sun for one day in the summer (or two days in the short days of winter) and they go back to "high" and stay there for six or nine MORE months.

...which means that they only take a few hours to charge and then THOUSANDS of hours to discharge the same amount!
 

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The auto EL is the first thing to be turned off, especially on solar watch.
 

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Dont have a gwm5610, i do have its gw6900 cousin

Daylight Saving:
off

Hourly Signal: off
Alarms: off
Button Beep: off
Auto Multiband Sync: off
Power Saving Mode: on
Auto EL: off
Snooze: off
12/24 timekeeping: 12

illumination: 3 secs
 

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Dont have a gwm5610, i do have its gw6900 cousin

Daylight Saving:
off

Hourly Signal: off
Alarms: off
Button Beep: off
Auto Multiband Sync: off
Power Saving Mode: on
Auto EL: off
Snooze: off
12/24 timekeeping: 12

illumination: 3 secs

lol... wow, you really want to save power... why daylight savings off?
 

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lol... wow, you really want to save power... why daylight savings off?
He's got automatic synch turned off, too -- which means he's basically just got a fancier version of the solar-only G-6900. :-d (And the most common reason people turn off atomic synch is either geographic or reception issues.) If it's not going to automatically synch and turn DST on and off, it's easier to just turn it on and off as needed.
 

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He's got automatic synch turned off, too -- which means he's basically just got a fancier version of the solar-only G-6900. :-d (And the most common reason people turn off atomic synch is either geographic or reception issues.) If it's not going to automatically synch and turn DST on and off, it's easier to just turn it on and off as needed.
Lol i do have a g5600e which is the unfancier gwm5610. :D

Turned the gw6900's auto sync off since i dont think my watch needs to be 100% to the nano second accurate everyday lol. I think a manual sync done monthly will be fine for me (its also my only atomic atm so no biggie).
 

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Lol i do have a g5600e which is the unfancier gwm5610. :D

Turned the auto sync off since i dont think my watch needs to be 100% to the nano second accurate everyday lol. I think a manual sync done monthly will be fine for me (its also my only atomic atm so no biggie).

Does your g5600e have atomic sync? I just looked it up on Amazon and can't seem to find that feature... Doesn't say "multiband" on the watch
 
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